by Guest AuthorKeith Windlor
Many people rush into buying a motorhome, but this is not a good idea. For one thing, a motorhome is a major investment, second only to college tuition and housing. As you think about buying an RV, you should do a little homework because of the cost involved.
It is always a good plan to learn about the mechanics of owning and driving an RV. You should also look into the types of motorhome that exist to find just the right one for your situation.
Before going any farther, let’s look at the first question you must answer: “Will I enjoy RV’ing enough to justify the cost of investing in a motorhome?” You need to discover the answer before putting any money down on an RV.
What’s the best way to find out if owning a motorhome is what you really are cut out for? Here’s a bit of sound advice — rent one and take a vacation. By the time that vacation is over, you’ll know if RVing is for you. Even if you only rent it for 4-7 days and take a short trip, you’ll know whether or not you and your wife (if that is part of the equation) can handle driving and operating it, parking it, and whether or not it was as enjoyable an experience as it is cracked up to be.
Motorhomes come in three “classes” — A, B, and C. Class A motorhomes are constructed in one of three ways. They can be constructed on a commercial bus chassis, a commercial truck chassis, or a chassis that has been specially designed for a motorhome. Class A motorhomes are also the largest sized vehicles of the three classes and can be 20-45 feet in length.
Prices on Class A’s start at around $50,000 and then the sky can be the limit. Some customized motorhomes have sold for $1,000,000 or higher. That’s a bit beyond most people’s budgets, but at least you know how expensive they can be.
Class B motorhomes are usually constructed on a van chassis and are van conversions that usually have a raised roof. Essentially, they are what people would refer to as a tricked out van. The extended roof creates more interior room, enabling some people to stand up inside them.
Class B’s are usually designed for one or two people only and are great for a weekend up to a week in the outdoors. Prices have been known to be erratic on the Class B’s but the average starting price is around $30,000
The Class C motorhome is one built on a truck chassis and usually sporting a cab section, as well. You will most often find that the cab section is based on a van, but you may find truck-based cabs, as well.
One of the most noticeable features of Class C motorhomes is the cab-over section where sleeping room is found. They are often called “mini-motorhomes”.
By now, you have a good grasp of the three basic styles of motorhome available. Have a great time choosing your RV!
About the Author:
Keith Windlor has experience and great knowledge in motorhome sales and every enjoyment relating to it. Twenty years of RV dealing gives him the best opinion in buying a motorhome.
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